Employees of the Polish Hornsund Polar Station showed the last sunrise and sunset this season. You will only be able to see the sun here in 3 months. The polar night has fallen in this region.
Polish Polar Station Hornsund named after Stanisław Siedlecki is located on Isbjørnhamna Bay in the Hornsund Fjord, right on the White Bear Bay. It is the southern part of the island of Spitsbergen, which belongs to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. The station conducts year-round environmental monitoring and is the northernmost permanent Polish scientific institution. And at the end of October, the sun set in this place for the next 3 months, and the station employees managed to capture this moment.
The sun has set in this place for 3 months
“Today we said goodbye to the sun and entered the period of the polar night. The next time we will have the opportunity to see the east only in February. The weather was good, so we could enjoy the last rays of sun until the very end. It was not a long spectacle, because today lasted less than an hour… – wrote the employees of the Polish Polar Station Hornsund on its Facebook profile. And by the way, they posted here photos and a magical recording showing the last sunset in this place.
The polar night has begun here and will last for 3 months until February. This is a completely normal phenomenon for such high latitudes. Polish Polar Station Hornsund named after Stanisław Siedlecki has coordinates 77°00′N 15°33′E.
Karol Wójcicki, well-known from the blog “With your head in the stars”, also wrote about the unique phenomenon of the last sunrise and sunset in the far north.
Night fell here for three months
The last sunrise over the Polish Polar Station in Sval looked more like a momentary flash of light, as the Sun actually just glided across the horizon.
“I put east in quotation marks because the Sun glided across the horizon, emerging barely halfway, and then disappeared again. This time for three months. Due to the weather, this extraordinary moment often goes unnoticed by people living in the far north, but yesterday the weather was good and the crew managed to record this extraordinary timelapse. Believe me – after a week in the polar night, I really appreciate the first ray of sunlight reaching my eyes! That’s why I keep my fingers crossed for the entire Hornsund team for a calm and short winter,” Wójcicki wrote on his Facebook fanpage.
And what did the last sunrise at the research station look like this season? See for yourself.